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Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland asked Justice Ministers to give Parliament an update on government’s review into criminal driving offences and penalties and urged them to finally get on with it, expressing the frustration of families of victims, campaigners and MPs at the length of time it is taking to get started. Greg Mulholland […]

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Court ruling shows mass spying on British people must end

by Steve Beasant on 17 October, 2016

Responding to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling today which found that UK security agencies unlawfully collected data of British citizens for over a decade, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said: “Allowing the state to collect endless amounts of personal data is not just a gross invasion of a privacy, it is a waste […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has urged ministers to treat victims of criminal driving not as victims of an accident, but rather as victims of a crime. He has also demanded an update to the Ministry of Justice’s review of criminal driving offences and penalties, which was launched in May 2014. Families […]

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European Arrest Warrant Must Stay

by Steve Beasant on 23 August, 2016

Lib Dem MP Tom Brake has joined Lib Dem leader Tim Farron in publicly challenging Theresa May and the Government to ensure the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is a priority in Brexit negotiations. Tom said, ‘The EAW has been used to secure justice for Robbie Hughes, the son of local resident Maggie Hughes.  Robbie was […]

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Tim Farron visits Polish centre defaced by racists

by Steve Beasant on 1 July, 2016

Tim Farron and Caroline Pidgeon visited the Polish centre in London today to show solidarity with the Polish community and to make clear that xenophobic attacks it suffered recently will not be tolerated. The attack on the Polish Social and Cultural Association in Hammersmith was just one of numerous racist and xenophobic incidents reported in the […]

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Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Health, yesterday argued for a change in the law which would prohibit the use of Tasers in psychiatric wards and end the use of police cells to detain adults under Sections 135/136 of the Mental Health Act. The proposals were part of a raft of amendments to the […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has written to Secretary of State for Justice, Michael Gove MP, to ask why no announcement was eventually included in the Queen’s Speech on measures to tackle criminal driving. Following reports that ministers were due to announce measures in the Queen’s Speech to lengthen sentences for […]

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Commenting on the publication of the Investigatory Powers Bill Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Home Affairs said: “The Bill still has no section on privacy, no meaningful independent judicial oversight, and no clarity on whether British businesses, just like Apple in the US, would be forced to break the encryption they use to protect their […]

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The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) Proactive Intelligence Team is warning people to beware of fraudsters that turn up on your doorstep and ask for your signature.  The Proactive Intelligence Team debriefs convicted offenders to identify emerging trends and have found that your signature is one part of a puzzle that the fraudsters are putting […]

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An EU database of criminal records is set to be extended to include non-EU citizens, under plans announced on Tuesday 19th January by the European Commission. The European Criminal Records System (ECRIS) was set up in 2012 to make it easier for national authorities to exchange information about previous criminal convictions. Each year around 288,000 […]

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